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Science and Engineering Notebooks Grades K-5 STEM Education By Marsha Johnson and Teresa Acero STEM Specialists Capistrano Unified School District
S cience T echnology E ngineering M athematics What is STEM?
“ STEM Education seeks to increase access to learning by preparing students for post-secondary study, the 21st century workforce, and becoming informed citizens.” -Wesson 2013
“ STEM is integrated learning. S cience M ath E ngineering T echnology A rt Reading and Language Arts
NGSS Eight Scientific and Engineering Practices 1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering) 2. Developing and using models 3. Planning and carrying out investigations 4. Analyzing and interpreting data 5. Using mathematics and computational thinking 6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) 7. Engaging in argument from evidence 8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Watch this video to show how popcorn pops in slow motion: http://www.popcorn.org/AboutUs/Media/PopVideos/tabid/114/Def ault.aspx
The Great Popcorn Challenge: Design a container, with a fitted lid, to hold 293 kernels of POPPED Popcorn without leaving any extra space or popcorn overflowing the container. Constraints: The container should be made of construction paper and tape and have a fitted lid covering the popcorn. Engineering Defining Problems and Designing Solutions
Science and Engineering notebooks support STEM and NGSS. Notebooks provide a platform for speaking, reading, and writing that supports: Evidence based inquiry Engaging activities Integrated learning across disciplines Problem Solving that promotes deep thinking Powerful and thoughtful observation skills Real world connections Data collection and analysis Academic vocabulary Formative assessments for teaching and learning 21 st Century Skills
Scientists using notebooks integrate, math, writing, science, reading, and art.
Scientists collaboratively use notebooks to integrate speaking, critical thinking, and science. Scientists share their results with each other.
Engineers using notebooks integrate engineering, math, science, art, reading, and writing when designing solutions to real world problems: Engineers design, test, and record their results.
Engineers test their best designs and enter the results in their notebooks. Engineers apply their knowledge of science to solve real problems.
Scientists and engineers use notebooks to write about their investigations and designs. Science and engineering gives students real reasons to write.
Engineers and scientists practice their presentations. Scientists and engineers use the information in their notebooks to present their findings.
How do I make a notebook? 1.Use composition books, spiral notebooks, or make a packet. 2.Include the following: - Cover Page - Title Page - Table of Contents - Numbered Pages (volunteers can do this) - Index (for second grade and older)
Water Tension Experiment Activity – Make a Notebook